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With a history spanning across more than two centuries, Middlebury College is a unique institution, among the most highly regarded liberal arts colleges, with a reach extending from our main campus in Vermont's Champlain Valley to specialized and graduate programs located around the world.



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Middlebury College Archival Images
Middlebury College Archival Images
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A collection of historic photos and other graphic materials documenting the history of Middlebury College and the surrounding community. Digitized from original materials held by Middlebury Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury College Newspapers and Magazines
Middlebury College Newspapers and Magazines
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This is a collection of campus newspapers and alumni newsletters, among other College publications, from the 19th Century to the present.  Downloadable items include complete back issues of The Undergraduate, The Middlebury Campus, Middlebury College magazine, and more, currently held and maintained by Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury College Historic Texts
Middlebury College Historic Texts
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A collection of archival texts - including letters, manuscripts, journals, and printed ephemera from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries - held and digitized by Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Manuscripts
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Among the many historical items in Middlebury College's Vermont Collection are over 1,100 photographic postcards from depicting landscapes, structures, disasters, and daily life in early 20th Century Vermont. Many of Vermont's towns and villages are represented in the collection, and we are proud to share digitized versions of these important historic images via the Internet Archive. For more information about any of the items in the collection, please contact Middlebury College Special...
Abernethy Collection of American Literature
Abernethy Collection of American Literature
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The Julian W. Abernethy Library of American Literature was bequeathed to Middlebury College in 1923, upon the death of Julian W. Abernethy, Class of 1876, College Trustee from 1901-1923. A distinguished teacher and scholar of American and British literature, Abernethy was an avid bibliophile and during his lifetime amassed an extraordinary collection of first editions, collected works, critical editions, and original manuscripts by the most notable men and women in American letters from the...
Topics: Transcendentalism, American writers, Manuscripts, Literature, Middlebury College
Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection
Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection
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One of the nation's great archival collections of New England folksong, folklore, and balladry, the Flanders Ballad Collection was the lifework of Helen Hartness Flanders (1890-1972), of Springfield, Vermont.  Over the course of thirty years, and with the assistance of Marguerite Olney, Flanders gathered and preserved more than 4,800 field recordings of New England folksongs and ballads as sung by native Vermonters and other New Englanders. In May, 1941, she donated the collection to...
Topics: folksong, folklore, balladry, Middlebury College, New England, folksongs
Vermont Railroads Collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
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39,005
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Contains items related to Vermont’s railroads and their history from Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives' collections of rare books, historical photos, and ephemera.
Topics: Railroads, Vermont, Middlebury College
Vermont Life Magazine
Vermont Life Magazine
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37,987
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Vermont Life magazine was a quarterly magazine, published by the State of Vermont, covering Vermont’s "people, places and culture." The state-owned magazine was founded in 1946 and ceased publication in the summer of 2018. Vermont Life was digitized from originals held by the State of Vermont, Middlebury College Special Collections, and the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library with funding support from the following: Davis Family Foundation, Middlebury College Friends of the Library,...
Topics: Vermont Life, magazine
Historic Middlebury from the Henry Sheldon Museum
Historic Middlebury from the Henry Sheldon Museum
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10,364
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Historic photographs from the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, originally presented in 'A Walking History of Middlebury' by Glenn M. Andres. This digital image collection is hosted by Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Middlebury, Vt.,, Photographs
Middlebury College Yearbooks
Middlebury College Yearbooks
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This collection contains copies of the Middlebury Kaleidoscope – Middlebury College’s yearbook – digitized by Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, Middlebury, Vt.
Robinson Family letters at Rokeby Museum
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The Robinson Family letters from Rokeby Museum represent several generations of Quaker families in Vermont, especially the Robinsons - a family of farmers, abolitionists, artists, and authors whose home in Ferrisburgh is now a National Historic Landmark and one of the best-documented Underground Railroad sites in the country. The letters concern personal, farming, and business matters relating to the various families, and major political and social issues of their times, including abolitionism,...
Topics: Rokeby Museum, Robinson Family papers, Abolitionism, United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865,...
Middlebury Language Schools
Middlebury Language Schools
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13,319
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This is a collection of publications, photos, video, and other archival content documenting the long and rich history of the Middlebury Language Schools, which have taken place during 6 to 8 week long summer sessions each year since 1915. Items in this collection are digitized versions of objects currently held by Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury College Catalogs
Middlebury College Catalogs
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A complete archive of Middlebury College course catalogs starting in 1804, from Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Topic: course catalogs
Student Activism at Middlebury College
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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As part of Middlebury College Special Collections' commitment to preserving and providing access to a complex record of student life, we are sharing a selection of 19th-21st Century primary documents related to student activism at Middlebury.  We hope that the items in this collection contribute to a more complete history of the College, its student body, the broader communities in which they reside, and the rich - and sometimes controversial - history of political and cultural...
Topic: student activism
Middlebury College Map Collection
Middlebury College Map Collection
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These 19th and Early 20th Century maps of Vermont and the surrounding region have been scanned from original documents in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College. For more information about any of the items in the collection, please contact Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives at specialcollections@middlebury.edu .
Middlebury Special Collections
by Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963
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93 p. ; 18 cm.
Topic: Poetry
Hemingway Family Archive at Middlebury College
Hemingway Family Archive at Middlebury College
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The Hemingway Family Archive at Middlebury College joins Hemingway  archives in more than 75 private and institutional collections, the most distinguished of which include those at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the  University of Texas at Austin. Compiled by writer Leicester Hemingway (1915-1982), the younger brother of Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), our physical collection contains more than 1,600...
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College
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Dorm room in Hadley Hall belonging to Anonymous student, Class of 2019.
Topics: Middlebury College, Hadley Hall, Student life, Campus buildings, College students, Dormitories
Middlebury College Archival Images
by C. Parker, Washington D.C. photographer
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Portrait of Timothy Clark Smith, M.D., Middlebury College Alumnus, Class of 1842; Staff Surgeon in the Russian army, 1855-1856; born in Monkton, Vt.; physician; U.S. Consul at Odessa, Russia, 1861-1875, at Galatz, 1878-1883; died in Middlebury, Vt.; (right-facing portrait) Title supplied by cataloger
Topics: Middlebury College, Alumni and alumnae, Smith, Timothy C. (Timothy Clark), 1821-1893
Source: a9pf.1842.smithtc.02
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
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The Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive includes video of lectures and events from Middlebury College. Lectures and addresses included in this collection have been delivered by speakers from many institutions on a variety of critical topics, and are made available whenever possible via the Internet Archive and other online platforms.
Topics: Lectures, Commencement speeches, Middlebury College
Zoom panel discussion initiated by Bee Ottinger '70 with ROTC classmates Paul Bohlen '70, Larry Colvin '70; Alexander "Sandy" Daignault, Jr. '70; Hersey Egginton '70; Stuart Parnes '70; Alan Perry '70; and Jeffrey Sturges, Sr. '70. Panelists answered a series of questions regarding ROTC and its effect on their experiences on campus. Questions and additional information can be found in an accompanying document, available by clicking PDF from the download options on this page. Panel...
Topics: Middlebury College, Alumni and alumnae, ROTC, Oral histories, Vietnam War, As We Recall (series)
Middlebury Special Collections
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Zoom panel discussion initiated by Bee Ottinger '70 with classmates Nancy G Heller, Barbara J Sullivan, Anne M Lovell, Karla Baehr, and Susan Elizabeth Parlow. Panelists answered a series of questions regarding feminism, and how it informed their experiences on campus.
Topics: Middlebury College, Alumni and alumnae, Feminism, Oral histories, Women students, As We Recall...
Middlebury Special Collections
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Part of the Kent Family Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections (Middlebury, Vt).
Topics: Middlebury College, Portraits, Photographs, Early photography, Kent family
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College
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Dorm room in Battell belonging to Anonymous student, Class of 2018.
Topics: Middlebury College, Battell Hall, Student life, Campus buildings, College students, Dormitories
Middlebury Special Collections
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v. : ill.
Topics: 28cm., Middlebury College, Middlebury College Magazine, College newspapers
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College News Bureau
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Middlebury College Russian School: Russian Amateur night
Topics: Middlebury College, Photographs, Middlebury Language Schools, Summer language schools
Middlebury College Archival Images
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Students sit on a hay wagon, presumably as part of a Kappa Delta Rho function.
Topics: Student activities, Greek letter societies, Kappa Delta Rho
Source: s3pf.kappadeltarho.1942.01
Abernethy Collection of American Literature
by Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892
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Program for the inauguration of the Statue of Liberty on October 28, 1886. Includes the first appearance of John Greenleaf Whittier's poem "The Bartholdi Statue, " p. 61-62. This is a scanned version of the original document in the Abernethy Pamphlets Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892, Poem, Abernethy Pamphlets Collection
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College News Bureau
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From the Middlebury News Bureau collection.
Topics: Middlebury College, Events, Middlebury News Bureau, Photographs
Middlebury Special Collections
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Students pose in front of KDR house at 48 South Street, Middlebury, Vermont.  This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: KDR, Kappa Delta Rho, Student activities
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College News Bureau
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French Summer School students at Lake Dunmore
Topics: Middlebury College, Photographs, Middlebury Language Schools, Summer language schools
Middlebury Special Collections
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Dr. Donald Henry C. Ballou (Mathematics Professor) with Richard Johnson (class '58).
Topics: Middlebury College, Photographs, College archives, Faculty
Middlebury College Archival Images
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Painter Hall from the east
Topics: College buildings, Painter Hall, College campus
Source: a12pf.painter.1906.01
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Central Vermont caboose 4045 at convention of the Central Vermont Railway Historical Society.
Topics: Cabooses (Railroads), Central Vermont Railway Co.
Source: Gift of Warren Dodgson
Middlebury Special Collections
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v. : ill.
Topics: 28cm., Middlebury College, Middlebury College Magazine, College newspapers
Middlebury Special Collections
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v. : ill.
Topics: 28cm., Middlebury College, Middlebury College Magazine, College newspapers
Middlebury College Map Collection
by Beers, F. W. (Frederick W.)
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35 x 27 cm color map of Middlebury, Vermont
Topics: Middlebury (Vt.), maps
Middlebury Special Collections
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Halloween card in Middlebury College's collection of holiday cards. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Halloween, Postcards, Holiday cards, Greeting cards
Middlebury College Yearbooks
by Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Yearbooks, College archives
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College News Bureau
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From the Middlebury News Bureau collection.
Topics: Middlebury College, Photographs, College archives, Student Activities
Middlebury College Yearbooks
by Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Yearbooks, College archives
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College
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Dorm room in Hepburn Hall belonging to Kyle Schlanger, Class of 2018.
Topics: Middlebury College, Hepburn Hall, Student life, Campus buildings, College students, Dormitories
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College News Bureau
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3 x 4 cm b&w negative transparency. Photograph of Papandreau in his visit to Middlebury College
Topics: Middlebury College, Photographs, Events
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College News Bureau
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Faculty new members.
Topics: Middlebury College, Photographs, College archives, Faculty
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College News Bureau
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From the Middlebury News Bureau collection.
Topics: Middlebury College, Events, Middlebury News Bureau, Photographs
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College Publication Department
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Middlebury College New Faces for the Class of 1988. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Middlebury College, College freshmen, First-year students, Photographs, New Faces
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College
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Dorm room in Hadley Hall belonging to Christina Puchinelli, Class of 2019.
Topics: Middlebury College, Hadley Hall, Student life, Campus buildings, College students, Dormitories
Middlebury College Catalogs
by Middlebury College
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Middlebury College course catalog from 1989. Scanned from the original by Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Course catalogs, Middlebury College, College archives, Catalogues
Middlebury College Yearbooks
by Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Yearbooks, College archives
Middlebury Special Collections
by Wilbur, LaFayette, 1834-1918
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419 pages. Volume 2 of 4. Historical treatise detailing the early history of the state of Vermont. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Vermont, History
View of 15 College Street (1867), when it was the home of Middlebury College President John Martin Thomas, ca 1815. Also known as Kitchel House and Battell Cottage.
Topics: Middlebury (Vt.)--Buildings, structures, etc., Middlebury (Vt.), Addison County (Vt.), College...
Source: Gipson Collection, Stewart-Swift Research Center at the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
Middlebury Special Collections
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v. : ill.
Topics: 28cm., Middlebury College, Middlebury College Magazine, College newspapers
Middlebury Special Collections
by Flanders, Helen Hartness, 1890-1973
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Box 3, Cylinder 26 of the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, digitized from the original phonograph cylinder using IRENE optical scanning. Contents (by label): "Lord Bateman" performed by Orlon Merrill of Charlestown, NH "Barbara Allen" performed by Orlon Merrill of Charlestown, NH "Lord Banner" performed by Elwin Burditt of Springfield, VT
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Ballads, Folksongs, Folk music, New England, Field recordings,...
Middlebury Special Collections
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Part of the Kent Family Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections (Middlebury, Vt).
Topics: Middlebury College, Portraits, Photographs, Early photography, Kent family
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College
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Color and B&W; College Bookstore; Student Union 1:08; Student Lounges 1:41; bus to Snow Bowl 3:51, skiers; ski jump; Sailing Club Activities on Lake Champlain 4:52; Flying Club-Wings over Middlebury 7:21; Middlebury Airport; Meacham, Pres. of Flying Club 8:30; Bread Loaf Campus 10:05; Lake Dunmore 10:27; Middlebury College Campus 11:19;"Aero-skijoring" airplane skiing on Lake Champlain 12:52; brass plaque, Navy V-12 Unit 13:57; football game 14:17; Sam Guarnaccia on sidelines;...
Topics: Middlebury College, 16mm film clips
Middlebury Special Collections
by Wilbur, LaFayette, 1834-1918
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463 pages. Volume 4 of 4. Historical treatise detailing the early history of the state of Vermont. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topic: History
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College News Bureau
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French Ambassador to the USA at Middlebury College with group
Topics: Middlebury College, Photographs, Middlebury Language Schools, Summer language schools
Middlebury Special Collections
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v. : ill.
Topics: 28cm., Middlebury College, Middlebury College Magazine, College newspapers
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Rutland Railroad caboose 36, "Route of the Whippet" at Caboose Corner in Bellows Falls, Vermont.
Topics: Cabooses (Railroads), Rutland Railroad Company
Source: Gift of Warren Dodgson
Middlebury Special Collections
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12.5 x 18 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 3, Folder 01-078 Photograph of James E. Shepard with the wax cylinder recorder.
Topics: Shepard, E. James, Baltimore (Vt.), Photographs
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College News Bureau
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Photographic portrait of Donald W. Sherburne (class of 1951).
Topics: Middlebury College, Photographs, College archives, Alumni and alumnae
Middlebury College Yearbooks
by Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Yearbooks, College archives
Middlebury College Yearbooks
by Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Yearbooks, College archives
Middlebury Special Collections
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Portrait of Middlebury alum Frank Ralph Utley, class of 1881.
Topics: Middlebury College, Middlebury alumni, Portraits, College archives, Alumni and alumnae
Source: A9 PF
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Part of the Kent Family Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections (Middlebury, Vt).
Topics: Middlebury College, Portraits, Photographs, Early photography, Kent family
Middlebury Special Collections
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Portrait of Middlebury alum Edward Dana, class of 1876.
Topics: Middlebury College, Middlebury alumni, Portraits, College archives, Alumni and alumnae
Source: A9 PF
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Photograph of Proctor Hall at Middlebury College, taken in or around 1960..
Topics: Middlebury College, College buildings, Buildings, structures, etc., Proctor Hall
Map of the village of Middlebury in Addison County, Vermont, with inset illustrations of Jason Davenport's foundry and machine shop, the Addison House (now the Middlebury Inn) and the Congregational Church, and a list of subscribers
Topics: Middlebury (Vt.), maps
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Portrait of Middlebury alum Willis A. Guernsey, class of 1880.
Topics: Middlebury College, Middlebury alumni, Portraits, College archives, Alumni and alumnae
Source: A9 PF
Middlebury College Newspapers and Magazines
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury College Newsletter, 1973
Source: Middlebury College Special Collections
Middlebury Special Collections
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Summer Language Schools Scenic (Mead Chapel in the background)
Topics: Middlebury College, Photographs, Middlebury Language Schools, Summer language schools
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College News Bureau
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Summer School Commencement
Topics: Middlebury College, Photographs, Middlebury Language Schools, Summer language schools, Events
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College News Bureau
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Middlebury College Spanish Summer School professors
Topics: Middlebury College, Photographs, Middlebury Language Schools, Summer language schools, Spanish
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Portrait of Middlebury alum Harry Palmer Stimson, class of 1877.
Topics: Middlebury College, Middlebury alumni, Portraits, College archives, Alumni and alumnae
Source: A9 PF
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Dorm room in Stewart Hall belonging to Peter Martin, Class of 2019.
Topics: Middlebury College, Stewart Hall, Student life, Campus buildings, College students, Dormitories